What’s on this weekend?
Want to step inside London’s brutalist landmarks, historic theatres and government buildings this weekend? Now’s your chance at this capital-wide annual festival of architecture giving Londoners access to hundreds of buildings not normally open to the public.
Catch this modern fairytale where woods and wolves represent a bleak, all-consuming mental illness. Lucy Morrison’s atmospheric production is incredibly vivid, and boasts exceptional performances from Lesley Sharp and Tom Mothersdale.
Get a taste of Myanmar in an underground skate park and support peace-building through food at this communal supperclub.
Tuck in at this stylish modern European restaurant with raw bar and wood-fired oven. Go for pretty plates prepared at smoking open-prep stations.
The Royal Mail’s old 1960s sorting office is the venue for this year’s Designjunction, a three-floor showcase of innovative interior design.
See films and installations about the economy and stuff. Rottenberg is funny, confrontational and totally brilliant.
This vibrant, varied and brilliantly exciting dance festival returns with a line-up of dance shows staged all over London.
This year sees the fifth instalment of a festival dedicated to all things Tooting. Sample the best street food that the area has to offer while lounging in a pub garden.
Get an intimate peek into the mind of one of our era’s great architects. This is a calm, academic, passionate show about the power of design.
Sink a drink a the follow-up to the kitsch bar themed around a grandmother’s front room. Go for serious nostalgia – especially if you’re a child of the ’90s.
This Cantonese cocktail den is celebrating China’s Mid-Autumn festival with mooncakes – a traditional sweet treat symbolic of the season’s first full moon. Tuck into a tasting flight of mooncakes and dance to vintage LPs.
Feast your eyes on impressionist paintings from the currently-being-refurbed Courtauld. These are genuinely some of the greatest paintings in history. Don’t be silly.
This week of foodie events showcasing the restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs and delis of SW12 returns for another dose. Don’t miss the highlight, The Balham Banquet, for exquisite street food, alfresco bars, live music, circus skills workshops and cookie-decorating.
Feast your eyes on the very latest in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from all around the world at the largest international design fair.
Hear a feminist choir celebrate a century of electoral equality in Leadenhall Market.
See this chilling supernatural drama set in a decrepit manor house in post-war Warwickshire. This is one atmospheric ghost story with a twist.
Held on the cricket pitch of a neo-Palladian villa, this splendid (and noisy) sounding affair is a dog-lover’s must. Seventeen classes ranging from My Dog’s Got Talent to Waggiest Tail promise lots of cute doggie pic opportunities.
Head down to one of London’s most fascinating venues – Tower Bridge’s Bascule chamber, which houses its counterweights when the bridge is lifted – for composer and curator Iain Chambers’s concert series.
Sit in on experts debating the big philosophical ideas. Once your brain is enlightened, catch some acoustic performances to relax.
It’s 100 years since a deadly outbreak of Spanish Flu infected half of the world’s popultion and killed millions of people, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. This exhibition charts the nurses that bore the brunt of trying to halt the deadly disease.
Get maximum fun out of the last few days of summer with a harvest festival offering arts and crafts, micro-brewery demos and a ceilidh performance.